Calgary celebrates Neighbour Day for volunteers who helped during 2013 flood
Calgarians are celebrating volunteers who helped cleanup and rebuild communities hit hard by the flood of 2013.
The City of Calgary is encouraging people to take part in Neighbour Day and recognize the spirit of the city. The city says there are a number of different ways to celebrate Neighbour day, including hosting a block party or by organizing a community cleanup.
Flood volunteer Patrick Arnell reflects on the difficult day strangers came together to make a difference.
“All of their belongings were out there on the lawn,” said Arnell. “We were helping people load their possessions into garbage cans.”
Daniel Wong was a flood victim himself, but during his time of need, he chose to volunteer and help others.
“The least I can do is show my appreciation and support the community.” Wong said.
In support of Neighbour Day, the group Mission: Possible 2 will host an event Saturday afternoon. It runs from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Cliff-Bungalow Mission Community Association.
The event will feature fun activities for the family, food and entertainment.
Click on the following link for a list of events planned this weekend: